Are viruses living things?

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Are viruses living things?
« on: 26/03/2011 21:30:02 »
Natalia asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Are viruses living things?

What do you think?
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Offline Jolly- Joliver

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Are viruses living things?
« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2011 23:07:13 »
Natalia asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Are viruses living things?

What do you think?

I believe so. I dont think a dead virus would do much :-)
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Are viruses living things?
« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2011 06:36:17 »
No, a virus is merely a sack of genetic information (DNA or RNA) that gets inserted into your own cells dna, and your own cell then replicates it. It can't reproduce by itself, doesn't eat, doesn't respire.

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« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2011 23:42:48 »
No, a virus is merely a sack of genetic information (DNA or RNA) that gets inserted into your own cells dna, and your own cell then replicates it. It can't reproduce by itself, doesn't eat, doesn't respire.

You know men cant reproduce by themselves either ;-)
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« Reply #4 on: 28/03/2011 07:34:05 »
We seek to reproduce. A virus just floats around until it gets reproduced.